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NECO reschedules missed papers to 2021

The National Examinations Council has rescheduled the papers missed during the just concluded NECO exams to hold in February 2021.

On Sunday, 25 October 2020, the examination council announced the indefinite postponement of the ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Exams (SSCE).

This came a few days after the examination body had put on hold all her 2020 school certificate activities due to the protests and closure of schools in some parts of the country

A statement by NECO registrar, Mr Godswill Obioma, on Tuesday said the papers would be taken during the Senior School Certificate Examination holding between February 1 and March 3, 2021.

Some of the papers include Chemistry Paper 1, Commerce paper II and III, Economics and Technical drawing.

Students in Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Edo, among others, were reportedly prevented from taking the papers due to the EndSARS protests.

The statement reads partly, “The management of the National Examinations Council has graciously approved that the Chemistry Paper I and Commerce Papers II and III postponed in the wake of the EndSARS protests be taken during the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE external) holding between 1st February and 3rd March 2021.


“Candidates with any specific challenge involving Economics II & III and Technical Drawing I should take advantage of this opportunity.”

But the Lagos State chairman, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Mr Olawale Amusa, said the development would have both negative and psychological effects on the candidates adding that it was not a good decision by the council.

He said, “It will affect the children who are relying on such result for admission. Many higher institutions have started processing admission and some of them need it. For the council to have postponed it to next year will have a great effect on the children. It will affect the admission processing. It will affect them psychologically.”

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